Affordable Care Act health plans
How to get started if you're looking for an ACA plan
There’s a lot of talk about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Health Insurance Marketplace. When the ACA started, Health Insurance Marketplaces (also called Exchanges) were set up. These marketplaces are designed to make it easier to shop for and compare health plans. The government manages the Marketplaces. They can be run by the state or national government — or sometimes the two work together.
If you’re looking for an ACA plan, you can explore the options below to find the coverage you need.
Haven't signed up for a 2021 ACA plan yet?
Enrollment for Exchange plans is open through May 15, 2021
UnitedHealthcare Exchange plans offer a variety of affordable, reliable coverage options. You can find plans available in your area at UnitedHealthcare Exchange plans or you can call 1-800-806-0451 TTY 711.
Looking for ACA tax forms?
There are 3 types of forms you may need to file your taxes.
Form 1095-A is the Health Insurance Marketplace Statement. You'll receive this form if you enrolled in coverage through the Marketplace.
Form 1095-B is a form you may receive from your health insurance company. If you're a UnitedHealthcare member and you need this form, you may:
- Sign in to your health plan account to view and/or download and print a copy of the form
- Call the number on your member ID card or other member materials
- Complete the 1095B Paper Request Form and email it to your health plan at the email address listed on the form
Form 1095-C is a form you may receive from your employer if get your health plan through work.
Learn more about ACA tax forms from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
What are qualifying life events?
Learn about exceptions called qualifying life events that let you buy a plan during a Special Enrollment Period.
You may qualify for tax credits or other help to pay for health insurance costs
ACA (or Marketplace) plans are designed to give you basic health benefits. You can check to see if you qualify for help with paying for your plan. You can learn more at Healthcare.gov or call 1-844-joinUHC.
Depending on your family situation and annual income, you may be able to get a tax credit to help offset your health insurance costs. You can visit Healthcare.gov to see if you qualify for a tax credit before you start buying your plan.
Coverage for pre-existing conditions
Under current law, for ACA health plans that meet minimum essential coverage (MEC) requirements, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you or charge you more just because you have a “pre-existing condition” — that is, a health problem you had before the date that new health coverage starts. These rules went into effect for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2014.
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